The Milky Way on a cloudy night

Last night was clear, at least until I got to my shoot­ing spot, about 15 min­utes south of town. Even with the clouds slid­ing across the sky, I still man­aged to get a few decent shots of the galaxy.

Pho­to details: 30 sec­ond expo­sure, ISO 400, f/2.8, 11mm. Shot in RAW and edit­ed with Dark­table fol­low­ing this tuto­r­i­al from Andreas Schnei­der. Check out the before & after shots below.

As I was just start­ing to think about leav­ing, since the clouds were rolling in (and it was late and I was tired), the moon start­ed to rise. I man­aged to snap this here pho­to of the moon­glow on the bot­tom of the clouds, part­ly hid­den by a hydro pole, just before the moon made its appearance.

The moon, rising behind a hydro pole

Pho­to details are the same as above, except it was shot at ISO 200. Like­wise edit­ed in Darktable.

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